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Listed below are the beautiful parks on Vashon-Maury Island.

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Agren Memorial Park
This beautiful park is home to the baseball/softball play field, in addition to its 30 acres of forest  The park has walking, riding trails and Sani-cans.   The park is named after the original owner’s son, who died in a WWII Japanese POW camp in 1942.

Burton Adventure Recreation Center
The Burton Adventure Recreation Center offers several different facilities. The Burton Skate park is a supervised skate board and in-line skate facility.  It is supervised and requires a fee to participate.  There is a 9-hole Disk Golf Course, as well informal BMX trails.   BMX and Disk Golf are free. Bring your own equipment.
Burton Acres - Jensen Pt.
Vashon residents call this forest trail the “Enchanted Forest”.
This park allows for hours of enjoyment with 68 acres of walking and horseback riding trails, a boat launch, restrooms, a picnic area, beach access and swimming. Jensen Point has a boathouse and a concessionaire is on site to assist the public with human powered, watercraft rentals.
Dockton Park
Twenty-three acres with hiking trails, picnic areas, restrooms, swimming beach, boat launch and moorage, and parking. Operated by king County Parks
Fern Cove
Thirteen acres, estuary preserve, passive- use beach access, limited parking.
Fisher Pond 
Great for bird watchers!

A 90 acre wildlife preserve with roadside parking.  The walking trail around the pond leads to a picnic area on the northwest corner.  

Inspiration Point Outlook
A must for watching the sunrise!
Photo opportunity, limited parking.

Lisabeula Park
An out of way quiet park on the water !
Five and a half acres with hand-carried boat launch on the west side of Vashon Island.  There is parking, hand carried boat launch and a designated picnic area.

Lost Lake
Thirty-eight acres. Access by boat only. This property inhabits eagles, hawks, herons, and owls as well as geoducks clams and mussels. 
Maury Island Park
Three hundred acres with trails - shoreline access under development. Operated by King County Parks.
North End Boat Ramp
This small park offers access to the beach and provides a hand- carried boat launch. Great for canoes, kayaks, and dinghies. There is  parking nearby.
Ober Park and Activity Center
Great children’s play ground!!

Ober Park houses the Park District administrative offices, 5 acres, picnic tables, children’s play structure, indoor meeting space, a small performance area and dance floor. This park is located in the heart of downtown Vashon and is the location for many community events including the annual Strawberry Festival, Harvest Fair, and the summer concert in the park series.
Paradise Ridge Park
A park that has lots for almost every sport!!
Forty-three acres, equestrian and walking trails,  mountain bike riding , showing rings, arenas,  outdoor stalls, restrooms and  assembly building. Picnic area and basketball court available.
Pt. Robinson Park
Best Place to fly a kite !
Twelve acres with picnic tables, trails, artwork and beach access adjoining Pt. Robinson Lighthouse. Click on the Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters for more info about rental of the facilities.

Tour Pt. Robinson Lighthouse free on Sunday afternoons.  Lighthouse stewards are on the grounds from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. to lead Sunday tours.  To schedule a special tour, special group tour or passport stamping, call Captain Joe Wubbold at 206-463-0920.  Though tours are free, donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the lighthouse restoration project

Spring Beach Park
Forty-five acres, natural area with saltwater shoreline, access by boat only.
Tramp Harbor Fishing Pier
An around the clock, public fishing pier
Vashon Commons
Vashon has an abundance of outdoor recreational activities and spaces; and a relaxed and relaxing lifestyle. The Vashon Island School District and Vashon Park District have agreed the  public may use  the ample space the three schools offer which includes grounds and fields and this area is  known as the Vashon Commons

Vashon Outdoor Public Pool
operated by King County Park District
Opens June 10th through Labor day

9600 SW 204th Street
Vashon, WA 98070
Phone: 206-463-3787
Off-season: 206-296-7643

Village Green
Home of Vashon Saturday Market, picnic tables, porta-potties, roadside parking, assembly area.
Twelve acres with undeveloped beach access. Walk-in, limited parking.


Now in its THIRD printing, for visitors and Islanders alike, Walks, Trails and Parks on Vashon Island gives the gift of this little chunk of paradise. With fresh information on new trails and old, it is the definitive guide to everything outdoorsy on Vashon, and it fits comfortably into the smallest day pack, a pocket or purse.

 This cool book was assembled by John Gerstle and Susan Sullivan and is the culmination of many years of research, effort, and exploring our trails. It includes everything from a stroll through town to a six-mile low tide beach hike half way around the Island's South end. The authors share their enthusiasm for Vashon's natural beauty in a chatty, conversational style that points out items of interest on each trail while it outlines the pleasures and pitfalls along the way.

Net Proceeds benefit Vashon Park District.  It's a great gift!!!

Get your copy today!  $10  at STOV ,
Sustainable Tourism On Vashon Headquarters, 
17504 Vashon Highway SW ,
Vashon Washington

Contact us and we will mail you a copy $10 plus shipping and handling
Telephone us at 206-234-4287


Vashon Park District Information:

The offices of the Park District are located in the Ober Park Community Center at
17130 Vashon Highway SW.

The mailing address is 
P.O. Box 1553, Vashon, WA 98070.

Phone: (206) 463-9602 
FAX: (206) 463-9614

Email General Information info@vashonparkdistrict.org

Vashon Park district’s website:  www.vashonparkdistrict.org


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